Market preview: Stock futures are flat-to-lower in thin trading as investors sit tight ahead of...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market preview: Stock futures are flat-to-lower in thin trading as investors sit tight ahead of the start of Q4 earnings season, which Alcoa is set to kick off after the bell. The S&P benchmark is -0.1%. Sears is +2.3% after appointing Eddie Lampert as CEO and providing upbeat guidance, while Monsanto is +3.2% following its FQ1 report, although Yum Brands (-5%) is not so yummy due to problems with Chinese chicken. Later: Consumer Credit